Saturday, October 3, 2020

Saturday Roundup


I have managed to get quite a bit done this week. Some I have posted about and some not.

This week has seen me move my spring/summer wardrobe out of my closets and drawers. I now have all my fall and winter clothes situated in my room. While we might (notice I say might) have some nicer temperatures yet this month, the majority of the month seems to be fairly cool. There are a few items that need repairs, and a couple that I am thinking could use some upstyling.  I should be able to get to those at some point this month. 

We, or should I say Harvey, have made a new electrical outlet into the hall. This is something that I have been asking for. Finally after about 7 years it is done. One thing though, this meant reorganizing the room Kris uses when he is home. A major tidy and rearrangement have been done. Looks amazing. There is also a new light fixture in both the sewing/craft room and the spare bedroom.

New curtains were hung in our bedroom, and I am waiting for Harvey to change the rods so I can hang up the new curtains in the dining room. The old dining room curtains are now in the bedroom Kris uses.

I froze one small squash this week as the others need to ripen a great deal more.

Notice that there isn't that much. I hopefully will be adding a bit more to that bag later next week.

Worked on the temperature blanket and Harvey's sweater as well. Last sleeve is completed so tomorrow in the late afternoon and evening I will be working on the neck and sewing everything together. Christmas is coming so very quickly.

I was asked what I use my beeswax wraps for. I am using mine to cover bowls that I put in the fridge. While they are not supposed to be used for such things as spicy foods I am hoping that covering bowls with these instead of plastic wrap or tinfoil will help cut down on the usage of such things.

I also want to make Kurt and Kris some as well as part of their Christmas gifts. So today I started to get ready to make more.

First off I washed the cotton I had chosen to use to make these.

Since I really don't care about matching... Strangely I like to be very different and since these are going to be used for storage in the fridge who really cares, this is for some larger covers for me.

Here are two 15" pieces for the bigger bowls in my cupboard.

I chose this fabric for Kris.

I chose this fabric for Kurt.

Here are the cut out pieces.

Three different sizes. They need a bit of trimming and that will happen tomorrow.

Next I pulled out my block of beeswax and the grater I purchased at the Dollar Store. I put a piece of parchment paper under to gather the shavings.

Grating the beeswax was a bit more strenuous than I thought it would be. I have a feeling that I will need more, but my sore arm gave out. Tomorrow is another day, and more grating will probably occur.

Tomorrow I will start to put everything together and get that project goal finished.

Everybody have a wonderful evening. 

God bless.


  1. Looking forward to the next instalment to see how these covers are made.

  2. I agree, I am interested in how these are made. I like the idea of not using plastic wrap for covering bowls. I do have sets of plastic containers with lids....but that's just more plastic.

    Sounds like a productive week to me. Take care and stay well!

  3. I need to go through my closet and get a few items ready for the thrift store. I've done some Christmas shopping online but still need to do a bit more. It's interesting to see you making those bowl toppers, I'd be interested to see the finished project.